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April The Giraffe Defying The Odds
April The Giraffe Defying The Odds

The pregnant was expected to go into labor weeks ago, but is yet to show signs of active labor.

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There's officially a whole new kind of cloud

How many different kinds of clouds can you name? Zero? Great, that means we're on the same page. Sure you might rattle off some science-sounding words while pointing to a white blob in the sky in a feeble effort to appear intelligent every now and again, but you don't really know what they are, right? That is, unless you're a meteorologist or hobbyist skywatcher, in which case you can probably rattle off quite a few. If that sounds like you, it's time to get studying, because there's a whole new type of cloud to add to your knowledge base. Today, for the first time since 1987, the World Meteorological Organization is releasing an updated version of its International Cloud Atlas, which it...

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria
US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa - the de facto capital of the Islamic State group - should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute, order still halted
Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute, order still halted

A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga rejected arguments by Muslim plaintiffs who claimed Trump's March 6 executive order temporarily banning the entry of all refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries was discriminatory.

Is the Air Force Getting Ready to Dump the F-15?
Is the Air Force Getting Ready to Dump the F-15?

The iconic fighter could be headed for the boneyard.

Venezuela
Venezuela's latest shortage: gasoline

Battered by an economic crisis, Venezuelans are used to waiting in long lines for scarce goods, but many found themselves queuing Thursday for something the ailing oil giant was supposed to have in spades: gasoline. Drivers had to wait more than an hour to fill up at many gas stations in Caracas and several other cities after supplies were mysteriously disrupted. "There's no reason an oil-producing country should have a gasoline shortage," said irate retiree Jesus Ascanio at a gas station on the capital's east side.

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president
Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M.

WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers
WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers

The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA's arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears the US spy agency has been able since 2008 to insert it bugs onto new and unused iPhones by intervening in Apple's supply and distribution network. The release follows the initial publication on March 9 by the anti-secrecy group of thousands of pages of instructions and code from what it called the entire CIA arsenal of hacking tools.

Daily glass of pure fruit juice doesn't cause weight gain in kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who drink one serving of 100 percent fruit juice a day don't appear to gain significantly more weight than kids who consume no juice at all, a research review suggests. In the current study, one 6- to 8-ounce serving of 100 percent fruit juice was associated with a small amount of weight gain in kids 1 to 6 years old, but the difference was too small to be clinically meaningful because it didn't shift most children from a healthy weight to overweight. Fruit juice wasn't linked to any weight gain in children aged 7 to 18.

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch
Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

Trump Jr. called a
Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

LONDON (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city, but left out that Khan was noting that residents need to "be prepared" for such attacks.

Beth Fukumoto Leaves Republican Party Over
Beth Fukumoto Leaves Republican Party Over 'Racism And Sexism'

Fukumoto said she was upset by Donald Trump's presidential campaign rhetoric.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings
10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday. Fifteen jihadists were also killed in the fighting, the military said in a statement, without saying when the incidents took place. The military said the clashes broke out when soldiers raided "an extremely dangerous" jihadist hideout.

Quotes To Celebrate National Puppy Day
Quotes To Celebrate National Puppy Day

Thursday is National Puppy Day, a well-deserved tribute to man's (and woman's) furry best friend.

Two years on, Yemen stuck in
Two years on, Yemen stuck in 'quagmire'

Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine -- two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever. The chaos has also seen fighting erupt in vital Red Sea shipping lanes, and Riyadh's ally the United States stepping up its involvement. The war has become "a quagmire", Peter Salisbury, a research fellow at London's Chatham House, said ahead of the March 26 anniversary of the intervention of the Saudi-led coalition.

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

WESTON, Wis. (AP) - A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was in custody.

Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence
Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

PHOENIX (AP) - The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said Wednesday, calling it a case that "shocks your conscience."

US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report
US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report

US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.

Trump Russia Case
Trump Russia Case 'More Than Circumstantial'

Rachel Maddow reports on developments in the investigation into coordination between the Donald Trump campaign in Russia, from a new report on Paul Manafort acting in Russia's interest to a new characterization of the evidence by Adam Schiff.

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban
Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also criticized the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. It is an occasion to celebrate new beginnings, a sentiment that is particularly meaningful for so many Iranians who have come to our country in recent decades to make a new start in a free land," Trump said in a statement issued...

London Terror Attack: At Least 5 Killed, 40 Injured Outside Parliament
London Terror Attack: At Least 5 Killed, 40 Injured Outside Parliament

An attacker plowed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing and killing a police officer outside Parliament in London on Wednesday.

Canada bolsters security after London attack
Canada bolsters security after London attack

Canada has tightened security, especially on Parliament Hill, after the deadly attack outside parliament in London, an official said Wednesday. Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said Ottawa had taken measures in light of the attack in which least three people were killed and 20 injured when a man mowed down pedestrians with a car then stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead. "The appropriate response has been taken by every police and security service in Canada, including those that function on Parliament Hill," he told a press briefing.

US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS
US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring the Islamic State group's destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq's second largest city and readying an assault on the extremists' self-declared Syrian capital. There was no apparent announcement of a new overall strategy, however.

US, Italy And Scotland Boost Security After London Attack
US, Italy And Scotland Boost Security After London Attack

The terrorist attack outside of Britain's Parliament building led officials in other regions to increase safeguards on potential targets, despite a lack of apparent security threat.

Tillerson
Tillerson's Push for Safe Zones in Iraq and Syria Faces Questions, Obstacles

Allies and activists oppose sending refugees back into a war zone

Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London
Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London

A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament. "Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Somaliland drought "a kind of nightmare" - and a security threat: minister
Somaliland drought "a kind of nightmare" - and a security threat: minister

By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80 percent of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time in our lives" and could threaten regional security, says the region's environment minister. With 70 percent of Somaliland's economy built around livestock, "you can imagine the desperation of the people, the desperation of the government," said Shukri Ismail Bandare, the minister of rural development and environment.

New Apple Devices Available On Verizon Starting Friday
New Apple Devices Available On Verizon Starting Friday

The new Apple devices launched Tuesday will be available for purchase at Verizon's offline and online stores, staring Friday.

Tillerson Plan to Skip NATO Meeting Baffles Former Officials
Tillerson Plan to Skip NATO Meeting Baffles Former Officials

Lawmakers, former officials denounce the move as 'disgraceful.'

Snowden: No Russia Hacking Evidence From FBI Yet
Snowden: No Russia Hacking Evidence From FBI Yet

The infamous NSA leaker said Tuesday that no "real evidence" had been presented about the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.

Laptop, tablet bans on flights: What we know
Laptop, tablet bans on flights: What we know

Britain and the US on Tuesday banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.

Son, 18, accused of beating, stabbing mother on her birthday

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man told investigators he'd been thinking for a long time about killing his mother and finally decided to go through with it on Monday, her 39th birthday.

Trump after House GOP health care meeting:
Trump after House GOP health care meeting: 'I think we're going to get a winner vote'

On March 21, President Trump spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill after a discussion on the GOP health care bill with House Republicans. He said he had a "great meeting" and that "we're going to get a winner vote."

Red Aluminum iPhone 7, 7 Plus Now Available
Red Aluminum iPhone 7, 7 Plus Now Available

Apple just updated its online store, and it now shows the new red color variants of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Apple Store goes down ahead of possible first new product launch of 2017
Apple Store goes down ahead of possible first new product launch of 2017

Is Apple about to quietly release its first brand new products of the year? Are tablets now such an afterthought that new iPads aren't even important enough to warrant their own Apple press conference? Those questions and more should be answered shortly - the online Apple store went down shortly after midnight this morning, and it's still down right now. No one is quite sure exactly why the Apple store was taken offline, though the outage was scheduled and was noted on Apple's system status page on Monday ahead of today's outage. While it's entirely possible that Apple is just performing server upgrades or some type of maintenance, recent rumors suggest the company might be preparing to...

Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr.'s Son Tristan Breaks Leg While Skiing During Family Vacation

Tristan Trump has been recovering after he broke his leg while skiing at their family vacation in Aspen, Colorado during the weekend.

Napolitano Off Fox News Over Trump Wiretapping Debacle
Napolitano Off Fox News Over Trump Wiretapping Debacle

Andrew Napolitano, the former New Jersey Supreme Court judge, was cited by Trump to defend claims that former President Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower.

Lawyer: Teacher seen kissing now missing Tennessee student

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A teacher now accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing the teacher kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl's family said.

The Atlantic Daily: Hearing Things
The Atlantic Daily: Hearing Things

What We're Following Confirm and Deny: During a congressional hearing today, James Comey publicly confirmed that the FBI since late July has been investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia's election interference. Comey also said the bureau had "no information" to support Trump's baseless claim that he was surveilled by Obama-but in a press briefing later today, Sean Spicer continued to defend his boss, who repeated yesterday that he'd been wiretapped.

Brother of Teen Allegedly Kidnapped By Teacher:
Brother of Teen Allegedly Kidnapped By Teacher: 'I Do Believe He Has Some Control Over Her'

The search has intensified for Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins.

Comey Denies Trump Wiretap Claim, Confirms Russia Election Probe
Comey Denies Trump Wiretap Claim, Confirms Russia Election Probe

The head of the FBI publicly challenged President Donald Trump during a House of Representatives Intelligence Committee hearing.

FBI Director dismisses Trump
FBI Director dismisses Trump's characterization of his comments during hearing on Russia

During the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a tweet from the official @POTUS account said, "The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process." When FBI Director James Comey was asked about the tweet he responded and said, "We've offered no opinion, have no view, have no information on potential impact because it's never something that we've looked at."

The Latest: Clintons say Rockefeller used fortune for good
The Latest: Clintons say Rockefeller used fortune for good

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the death of billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller (all times local):

Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault
Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

In the north of the country, meanwhile, a Kurdish militia said the Russian military is to train Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group. Rebels and allied jihadists, led by former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, early Sunday attacked government positions in east Damascus, initially scoring gains.

Husband Stammers and Stumbles in 911 Call About
Husband Stammers and Stumbles in 911 Call About 'Injured' Wife He Allegedly Shot to Death

Dwight Luton told cops one story, but surveillance video showed another, police said.

Blac Chyna Gets Real About Her Relationship With Rob Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Her Ex Tyga and More News
Blac Chyna Gets Real About Her Relationship With Rob Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Her Ex Tyga and More News

Everything you need to know about Blac Chyna's relationship with the Rob Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and her ex Tyga, 'Beauty and the Beast' breaking box office records this weekend, Zayn Malik's relationship with Gigi Hadid, and Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's trip to Morocco with baby Luna. Get all the details at MarieClaire.com!

Pilot and Wife, Dead from Overdoses, Discovered by Their 4 Kids: Police
Pilot and Wife, Dead from Overdoses, Discovered by Their 4 Kids: Police

Brian and Courtney Halye were found dead Thursday.

Trump
Trump's net worth dwindled to $3.5 billion, Forbes says

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - While Donald Trump's political fortunes were rising, his net worth was dropping to a mere $3.5 billion, or roughly a third of what he claimed during his successful campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Forbes list of the world's billionaires. Trump tumbled more than 100 spots to No. 544 on the magazine's 31st annual list, largely because of the impact of the slumping New York real estate market on his holdings. The developer-turned-politician, who ranked No. 205 last year, fell further behind to Bill Gates, the list's perennial leader.

Lilly's breast cancer drug combination succeeds key study

Eli Lilly and Co's combination of its experimental breast cancer drug and another widely used treatment slowed disease progression in patients who relapsed or did not benefit enough when treated with the anti-estrogen therapy. In August, an independent data monitoring committee recommended the late-stage study continue without modification, even though interim evaluation suggested the combination treatment was not delaying cancer progression. Lilly's drug, abemaciclib, is part of the same new class of breast cancer treatments as Pfizer Inc's Ibrance, and Novartis AG's newly approved Kisqali.

Bloomberg: Apple is working on multiple exciting new AR features for the iPhone 8
Bloomberg: Apple is working on multiple exciting new AR features for the iPhone 8

Of all the rumored additions Apple is said to be bringing to the iPhone 8, few are as intriguing as augmented reality. Apple CEO Tim Cook has called AR a "core technology" in interviews, prompting many analysts and journalists to speculate on how Apple might utilize AR functionality in its devices. On Monday, Bloomberg added fuel to that fire with a huge, comprehensive report on Apple's plans for AR. Giving credence to earlier reports, Bloomberg's sources say that Apple has "hundreds of engineers" on the project, some of which previously worked on Facebook's Oculus Rift and Microsoft's HoloLens headset. While discrete AR devices are likely at least a year away, we...

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